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ISIS seizes power plant near Libyan city of Sirte

Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte

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ISIS militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte, the group and a military source said on Tuesday.

"The plant ... was taken," ISIS said in a message on social media. "Now the city of Sirte has been freed completely."

Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte after ISIS attacked the plant. Three soldiers were killed in the attack, the military source said.